Back in the early 80’s my father had a wrist watch. I don’t remember what brand it was- either a Casio or Timex. I do remember the watch being digital with faux gold. He was really happy when he got it, showing it off to my mother and I. I was maybe five years old at the time, but I remember the feel of the metal strap and how it flexed.
Forty Years Later…
My wife bought me a Timex T80 for my birthday. But not just any Timex T80- the Fortieth Anniversary Pac-Man wrist watch T-80.
Timex came out with this watch last year to celebrate Pac-Man’s 40th Anniversary. This Timex T80 is a great combination of style and class. When I unboxed the gold watch and placed it on my wrist- I felt like my father did forty years ago.
I’m not a watch person. But the watch looks great and feels fantastic. I always wanted a Timex like this one. It was the perfect gift for me. My wife also remembered that I loved Pac-Man.
Besides a great retro look… my favorite bit of this watch is that it plays the Pac-Man theme when you press the top button!
As we get ready to move, we are going through our items that were in storage. Yesterday I pulled some totes out of the attic storage that were filled with clothing from when our children were tiny.
My wife started the process by herself, whittling six bins down to four. Most of the baby and toddler clothes were sentimental in some way or another. As my wife processed the outfits- we all began to talk about the clothes and the memories behind them.
At one point our oldest would run off to find a photo of herself in an outfit that was pulled out. The excitement of the memories brought joy to my heart. Not only did my wife and I remember dressing up our kids- they remembered favorite outfits as well.
Seeing how tiny they once were makes me hope that one day we get grandkids. One day. Not any time soon please- our kids are still teenagers! My wife and I will keep these bins in storage for that time. Perhaps in a few years we shall pull the bins out once more and downsize again.
I loved seeing those itty bitty outfits. It filled my soul with fond memories.
Back in the fall, we re-arranged our home while I Painted the Kitchen Cabinets. Some of the changes we really hated, so it went back. Such as the switching of where our dining table and our couch was located. But one of the changes has messed me up.
I moved a cabinet that was under our stairs in the front foyer of our home. Not a big deal in itself- it made our front entry look more open and less cluttered. What is throwing me off is that I don’t have a basket to toss my wallet and keys into anymore.
This has left me a little bit lost. I’ve left my keys in numerous jackets and hoodies. My wallet has wandered all around my home trying to find a place. I have left it at my computer, on the bathroom counter, even in my jeans. The only thing I know the location of is my iPhone.
I need to get a new location or basket for my stuff. I kind of miss having a chain on my wallet like I did as a teenager. Maybe it’s time to make that fashionable again. I could always hang it on a hook on the wall with my keys and not lose either anymore.